Sunday, January 9, 2011

Exoplanets, Dwarf Stars, Gamma-Ray Flashes, New Images Among NASA News Highlights At American Astronomical Society Meeting

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of space science topics during the meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The meeting runs Sunday, Jan. 9, through Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, located at 800 Convention Place in Seattle.

Media briefings during the conference will discuss new results on exoplanet research, dwarf stars, gamma-ray flashes and black holes. New images will be released from missions including the Hubble Space Telescope; the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE; the Chandra X-ray Observatory; and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. NASA scientists and their colleagues who use NASA research capabilities will present noteworthy findings during scientific sessions that are open to registered journalists.

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